A text editor is a program that allows for editing of plain text files.

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Using Notepad++ to view text files that also contain lower ASCII control characters

When using Notepad++ to view text files that also contain some lower ASCII control characters (such as NUL, BEL, and ACK), it shows every lower ASCII character in brackets like this: [NUL][BEL][ACK] ...
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How to minimize a text editor and still be able to type

I want to make notes while watching a video in fullscreen , I don't want to split the screens. What I want is that I should be able to type in the contents of the text editior while still viewing the ...
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Find and Replace Number Names with Digits

I have a long section of code that has number names, which I'd like to replace with just number symbols. What I have: PartOne PartTwo PartThree PartFour PartFive ... PartOneHundred What I want: ...
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How to allow fuzzy searching within an ignored folder, in Atom?

In my .gitignore file I have the bower_components folder in it. However I'm using my sass-smacss bower package to write my SASS (which compiles into an assets folder. At the moment I can't search to ...
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How to setup Atom to allow - as a click selection?

For example I have the variable or element my-app I want to be able to double click anywhere in that word to select it whole. At the moment if you click on the my, it will only select my, and same ...
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Duplicate backup file is getting created in linux

I created a file called file2.txt in Linux, opened it in text editor and saved it. When I closed the text editor I see two files file2.txt and file2.txt~ I guess file2.txt~ is temporary file created ...
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Wrap lines in vim's scratch buffer but not elsewhere

I have set nowrap in my vim config file but there's one place where I need line wrapping: the scratch buffer (because the text that shows up there usually doesn't stick to 80 columns). Is there a ...
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Notepad++ cut eveything before <a

My Search result has hundreds of textlines like Line 333: <li id="menu-item-690" class="menu-item menu-item-type-post_type menu-item-object-page menu-item-690"><a ...
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Is there a sublime plugin to highlight selected text with a given color? [closed]

I want to mark certain sections of a text file with different colors, and ideally have them persist between openings. Some sort of visual bookmarks. Is there a plugin that can do this?
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Sublime text Find Replace any Character

Is there a way to find and replace using a special character that would allow any char to be in it's place? What I mean by this is say I have the following text: ...
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Sublime Text 3 doc encoded as cp1252 won't save as cp437

I have this vexing situation with a plain text document created in Sublime text 3 (OS X Mavericks 10.9.5) and saved in win1252 encoding. After I have pasted a selection from an OpenOffice Calc ...
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PDF: is it possible to batch replace text-boxes content?

Ok, let me explain the situation: I have huge pdfs (100 pages with lots of text) that need to be translated. The pdf has the text in textboxes and these textboxes are scattered everywhere. The ideal ...
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Is there a line editor for Windows (like Edlin, but better)

The first interactive computer I used (in 1972) was made by Prime. The only editor provided was a line editor, and despite the interface it was a powerful tool. You could do things like: t ...
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Atom text Find and Replace + Multiple Selectors

(on mac) I know that you can find and replace text with cmd+f and that you can cmd+click to add multiple cursors. Is there a way to find a word or expression using Find and Replace, and then add a ...
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editing after searching in vim

if I search from command mode by typing /something I am shown that word in my open buffer, but then I can't delete chars by hitting d or replace with r, these just add more letters to the search term ...
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CudaText: After saving, undo is no longer available?

In CudaText it appears that there's a problem. If I: Make a change to my text Save the file And try to undo, then the change isn't undone. Is this a known problem? Any fixes?
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Sublime Text - Force opening new Files in New Sublime Window

It is possible to force Sublime Text 3 to open every file in new window? I've used EditPlus 32 before, and every file was open in a new EditPlus Window. I have seen someting in the Config of Sublime ...
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How to get a list of recent files -view for Caret?

I would like to get TextMate's feature to Caret that you press CMD-Shift-T and you get a list of recent files in your directory where you can easily open files there. Caret is so advanced so I think ...
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How do I get Dash Doc App to respect indentation on MacVim?

Couldn't do the same as the answer in the question below. How do I get Dash Doc App to respect indentation? Has someone run into the same problem with Vim? -- Edit: I can't reuse the question ...
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Use Sublime Text find to highlight a regex group in search pattern

Is there a way to make Sublime Text highlight (match) only part of a regex search pattern? For example, I want to exclusively highlight Text when searching for Some(Text).
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Find and Replace, replace one pattern with another

I am working Sql Sever Management studio. In my query window, I want to replace a pattern as follows:- Find:- ''myText'' Replace With:- 'myText' The gist is that myText can be any ...
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Code viewer with color syntax integrated to the Mac finder preview panel

On Windows there is a great extension for the preview panel. It shows the content of the selected file as if it was opened in a code editor. This is integrated into the preview panel (no popup ...
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Atom editor: disable anti-aliasing

I have been using Sublime Text 2 for a while and are trying to switch to GitHub's Atom editor. Probably the only issue I still haven't resolved is font rendering. The text in the Atom editor is very ...
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How can one turn off spellchecking in Notepad++?

I have 6.8.3; the solutions given here: How can one turn off spell checking in Notepad++? ... are for version 6.5 or so. The UI items mentioned in the solution are no longer present. That is, my ...
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How to input S-M-RET for emacs in OS X?

Trying to use org-mode, having iTerm2 with left option as +Esc. Also, in iTerm2's setting I put alt+shift+return as Send^[[1;2E; In ~/.emacs, I have (define-key input-decode-map "[1;2A" [S-up]) ...
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Let NotePad++ show consecutive line numbers despite wraped lines?

It is possible to let NotePad++ show consecutive line numbers despite having "wrap" activated? I need to wrap for purpose of overview and so do I need the consecutive line number (despite being it ...
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Textpad 7 - how to turn off tabbed document interface?

I have been using TextPad for 10 years, various versions, and I've always had it configured so the document windows are movable within the frame. If I opened up 10 files at a time, their windows would ...
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Notepad++ find and replace string or text with new string or text

I have some code several hundred lines long and I want to find each "String" and replace it with a different "String". Example below... $BR360Button.Add_Click({BR360Button}) ...
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How do I do multi-line editing in Atom editor?

I've been reading all over and I can't find anything on how to do this in Atom on Windows? And by multi-line editing, I mean being able to expand your cursor across multiple-lines, and being able to ...
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Configure PS Pad to place cursor on end of line

I'm using PSPad and found it useful but I struggle with a setting it has: If I click inside the editor window the cursor is where I clicked even if there is no text at the place I clicked. e.G. if I ...
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How to replace text within two words on TextWrangler?

I have a large XML file with hundreds of thousands of lines, and I need to replace data between two words (tags, in reality). Ex.: <foo>Sample Text</foo> Where I need to replace ...
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How to automatically disable unrelated packages of atom?

I'm new to the amazing Atom text editor. I'm content with almost all of it's features except that it shows unrelated these thing. "Toggle autocomplete-clang" for C "lookup on hoogle" for Haskell ...
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Copy/Paste Several Excel Columns

Suppose I have an Excel file with columns A,B,C,D, and E. I need to copy and paste columns A,B, and E into a text editor. However whenever I paste the data, I end up getting columns C and D. I ...
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Is the need for a text editor in an OS for humans or the system? [closed]

From Wikipedia: Text editors are provided with operating systems and software development packages, and can be used to change configuration files, documentation files and programming language ...
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Notepad++: select text till the end of visual line with SHIFT+END

In Notepad++, when I press SHIFT+END to select text from the current caret position till the end of the current visual line, the whole logical line till its end limited with CR/LF is selected. An ...
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To get clickable table of contents of LaTeX document in Gedit?

In OSX Textame, you can nicely list link table of your sections by CMD+T. I would like to have a similar feature in Gedit. My suggestion motivated by the thread Search Files in Folder in Gedit ...
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Search Files in Folder in Gedit

I would like to search files in folder similarly as you can do in Textmate in OSX by pressing CTRL+Shift f. How can you search files in folder in Gedit?
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Plain text display in MS OneNote

I have an issue with displaying plain text in Microsoft OneNote. If I paste the text below (the screen taken in notepad++) into OneNote as Keep Text Only, I completely lose the formatting (note, ...
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Place pagebreaks in vim

How would I place pagebreaks in vim (equivalent to match printing specifications to a white xerox paper of 8.5 x 11 in size)? This is so that I don't have to manually adjust the lines to match how ...
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macrabbit espresso editor enable brackets highlighting

How can I enable the brackets highlighting in macrabbit espresso editor? Is there some possible hack to achieve that? Or some extension or plugin? I use espresso every day and is a very important ...
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Notepad++ set custom zoom

How can I set custom zoom in Notepad++? I want to set it to 90 or 110. The reason I want to do is I use Consolas and font size 10 is too small and 11 is too big.
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Sublime only show the directory

In sublime when you have multiple files with the same name open, it shows you which on is which by showing the path to the file by showing part of the path is the tab title. When I open files with ...
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How to search for lines using values from comma separated list in any text editor?

I have a big file with lots of entries. I want to filter all lines that contain any of the values from comma separated list. For example, I have data like: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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How can WYSIWYG editors directly edit HTML? [closed]

I was reading an old Lifehacker article titled, "Five Best WYSIWYG HTML Editors", and it got me thinking. It seems to me that the phrase WYSIWYG editor that can also directly edit HTML is a ...
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Code::blocks IDE: Reload files without asking about it

If a file has been changed externally, Code::Blocks the IDE always asks about it in a popup. It looks somewhat like this: This gets tiresome when working with several editors, so is there a way to ...
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How to change paragraph direction in windows 7 wordpad for right to left languages?

In Microsoft windows 7 default Wordpad there is no button to switch directions between ltr/rtl paragraphs for right to left languages such as Persian and Arabic. How should I change direction when I ...
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A Notepad++ file templates just like pyscripter

In PyScripter when we create a new file templates and use it (Tools > Options > File templates); i can easily give short hand tags like $[ActiveDoc-Name] for automatically update the name of ...
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Notepad++: centralize the screen at the text cursor?

Is there a shortcut to recentralize my vision to the line I am working on with Notepad++, just like emacs' C-l, or something equivalent?
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To compile Pandoc Table in Editor by selection

Pandoc table in Tex document based on this discussion --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...
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How to access history of all Emacs commands?

I see that there is a way to access the history of the minibuffer. I was curious if there is a way to see a history of every action in Emacs, besides just the complex ones. My purpose is to save these ...